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Thousands displaced by Afghanistan fighting

Video footage showed Afghan forces on the battlefield on the outskirts of the city, as gunfire could be heard in the background.Taliban militants have already captured most districts in Kunduz province, but are facing resistance from Afghan forces and armed civilians in and around the capital, according to local reports which could not be independently verified.Recent territorial gains by the Taliban come as foreign troops led by the U.S. military withdraw from Afghanistan after 20 years of war, leaving the task of pulling the country from a spiralling security crisis to local forces.Meanwhile, displaced families living in tents in Kunduz city said they are in dire need of food and other relief.